Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Samoa instead of American Samoa, you would:

Economy

make 49.1% less money


American Samoa has a GDP per capita of $11,200, while in Samoa, the GDP per capita is $5,700.

Life

be 64.6% more likely to die during infancy


In American Samoa, approximately 11.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Samoa, on the other hand, 18.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 59.3% more likely to have access to electricity


In American Samoa, 59% of people have electricity access (60% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas). In Samoa, that number is 94% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 93% in rural areas).

Geography

see 3.5 times more coastline


American Samoa has a total of 116 km of coastline. In Samoa, that number is 403 km.

Samoa: At a glance

Samoa is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 2,821 sq km. New Zealand occupied the German protectorate of Western Samoa at the outbreak of World War I in 1914. It continued to administer the islands as a mandate and then as a trust territory until 1962, when the islands became the first Polynesian nation to reestablish independence in the 20th century. The country dropped the "Western" from its name in 1997.

How big is Samoa compared to American Samoa? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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